Sen. Rand Paul has known as for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be fired and even jailed, claiming he broke the legislation by mendacity to Congress.
The Kentucky Republican stated leaked paperwork that emerged on Tuesday reveal that the Nationwide Institutes of Well being funded coronavirus analysis in Wuhan, China. Fauci claimed on Might 11 the NIH hadn’t funded coronavirus analysis on the lab. Paul stated Fauci’s mendacity is a felony punishable by 5 years in jail and informed Fox Information he has referred Fauci’s lies to the Division of Justice.
“It’s a felony punishable by 5 years in jail. We’ve referred it to the Division of Justice. I don’t suppose Biden’s Division of Justice will do something with it, however sure, it is rather harmful to have public officers, who we have to have belief in, coming and mendacity to us,” Paul informed Sean Hannity on Tuesday night time.
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The senator additionally stated the leaked paperwork reveal the virus got here out of a biosafety level-3 lab, which he claimed no person believes is safe sufficient for harmful pathogens. The researchers then modified the ailments by including s-proteins to make the virus extra transmissible, Paul stated.
Paul additionally talked about that Fauci had said in 2012 that gain-of-function analysis was well worth the danger of a pandemic. The senator stated he discovered it astounding to imagine that an individual with that mindset remains to be accountable for analysis for the U.S. authorities.
Paul said on Sept. 7 that Fauci had lied to Congress in regards to the Wuhan coronavirus analysis paperwork. He posted on Twitter on the identical day that Fauci ought to “be held accountable.”